NEW DELHI: Indian Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Wednesday praised Bangladesh people who stood to their right to liberty and independence in 1971, reports NDTV.
General Naravane's address comes at an event organised by the Indian Army's think-tank Centre Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) to release the book 'Bangladesh Liberation @50 years Bijoy'
He also praised the Bangladesh Independent leaders who fought with the Indian Army to get an independent Bangladesh.
"Bangladesh and India have come a long way, our friendship has stood the test of time. As neighbours with common roots, we continue to grow together and share challenges, opportunities, and destinies," said General Naravane.
The seminar and webinar organised by CLAWS acknowledged both India and Bangladesh leadership in the Liberation of Bangladesh through the 1971 War.
The year 2021 is of special significance as both countries celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations which also coincides with the Golden Jubilee of Liberation of Bangladesh and the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.